TC5 - Hardness Measurement

The Technical Committee 5 of IMEKO (IMEKO TC5) was established in 1973.

The TC5 provides a forum for 

  • the dissemination of measuring techniques and principles and 
  • the discussion about problems in connection with these techniques and principles

related to the physical quantities of hardness. TC5 provides an international platform
for collaborating in the field of hardness measurement.

Submit your paper:

We will have the next IMEKO TC3 conference (together with TC5, TC16 and TC22) in Dubrovnik (Cavtat), CROATIA, from 5 May to 7 May 16 to 18 November 2020. The conference was postponed due to the spread of the corona virus.

Due to the current situation with the corona virus, the conference was postponed again.
The new date will be 11 - 13 October 2022 (in 2021 there will be the IMEKO World Congress).

Important dates:

  • February 15 (January 15), 2020: Extended Abstracts (up to 2 pages) due date
  • February 29 (January 31), 2020: Notification of Extended Abstract acceptance


  • May 31, 2020: Extended Additional Abstracts (up to 2 pages) due date
  • June 15, 2020: Notification of Extended Additional Abstract acceptance
  • June 30 (April 30), 2020:  Full papers due date
  • August 31 (October 31), 2020: End of peer-review and publication
  • October 31, 2020: Final submission of revised version
  • November 15, 2020:Publication

There will be no Book of Abstracts, i.e. the extended abstracts will not be published, only the full refereed and revised papers.

  • September 30 (March 31), 2020: End of Early registration (Early fee)
  • October 31 (May 5), 2020: End of Regular registration (Late fee)
  • November 15 (After May 5), 2020: Registration at the desk

Detailed information is available on the website

Responsible for the IMEKO TC5 website content: Febo Menelao, Braunschweig, GERMANY (see Members).